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Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools


reviewed by Virginia Casper ó March 24, 2008

coverTitle: Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools
Author(s): Turner-Vorback and Monica Miller Marsh (Eds.)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748382, Pages: 204, Year: 2007
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Other Kinds of Families is a most welcome addition to the growing, yet urgently needed literature on family diversity. Each of the chapters in this edited volume conveys themes of transformation and change. The diversity of families and experiences represented here are multiple and layered. Each speaks not solely to the dilemmas and invisibility of families outside the hegemonic playing field, but to the strengths of families and their members. In this book we meet children growing up in foster care who defy the odds and enter college, bi-racial families of two fathers and their adopted children, and newcomer families to the United States, to name but a few. Moreover, each chapter, in its own way, helps educators and teacher educators consider routes toward activism for more inclusive and responsive school and societal practices. Other Kinds of Families is an excellent selection for teacher education courses that cover the role... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15163, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 9:56:36 PM

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  • Virginia Casper
    Bank Street College of Education
    VIRGINIA CASPER is a developmental psychologist and teacher educator who has worked with children and families in early intervention and research. At Bank Street College of Education, she directed the Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention Program and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School from 2002- 2007. Dr. Casper has also worked internationally and continues to work in South Africa, in curriculum development, teacher training and infant advocacy.

    Her work on attachment, gender and teacher-parent relationships has been published in Teacherís College Record, The Harvard Education Review and Zero to Three. Her co-authored books include: Gay Parent/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust (1999) and an undergraduate Early Childhood Education textbook, to be published by McGraw-Hill in fall 2009.

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